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Rebels sure Páirc will be at capacity

CORK County Board officials have moved to allay fears that the capacity of Páirc Uí Chaoimh will be dramatically reduced for next summer’s Championship action.

Rebel chiefs are confident that their main ground will be close to it’s capacity of 43,000 by next summer following improvement work for health and safety reasons.

The preliminary findings of a health and safety audit on all intercounty grounds has led to a series of recommendations for each county board to carry out - failure to do will lead to a dramatic reduction in capacity.

“We don’t see a problem. We’re disappointed that the focus has been on us when we know that other grounds have had very extensive lists too to work through,” said Cork PRO Ger Lane.

“Many of the measures we have to address are small and very achievable between now and June. We’d be very confident that the Páirc will be back to its capacity, or close to it, for those games.”